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Children at risk of AIDS should be tested at birth: UN

Last Updated: Thursday, November 21, 2013, 09:59

More than a quarter of a million children each year are born infected with the virus that causes AIDS, but too few are being tested early to receive treatment and prolong their lives, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

HIV infections plummet since 2001: UN

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 08:49

New HIV infections have plummeted by a third overall since 2001 and more than halved among children, the United Nations said on Monday.

New HIV infections down 33 percent since 2001: UN

Last Updated: Monday, September 23, 2013, 20:41

A UN report Monday said new HIV infections among adults and children were estimated at 2.3 million in 2012, down 33 percent from 2001.

AIDS epidemic`s end by 2030 seen: UN official

Last Updated: Friday, September 20, 2013, 08:09

A top UN official said the global AIDS epidemic could be over by 2030 because of progress made in treatment and control of the disease.

UNAIDS welcomes new study, backs anti-retroviral treatment

Last Updated: Friday, June 14, 2013, 12:20

The United Nations agency leading the global HIV/AIDS response today maintained its strong support for a combined approach to prevent new HIV infections among injecting drug users.

New HIV cases decline by half in India: UN

Last Updated: Thursday, July 19, 2012, 20:44

New HIV cases among adults have declined by half in India since 2000, according to a new UN report.

34.2 mn people globally living with HIV: UN

Last Updated: Thursday, July 19, 2012, 21:13

Around 2.5 million people became newly infected with HIV last year, taking the total to 34.2 million people globally living with the deadly virus, a new United Nations report has said.

WHO calls for early treatment to stop HIV from spreading

Last Updated: Monday, April 30, 2012, 11:36

Any HIV infected person should be given immediate treatment to reduce the risk of transmission of the virus to his/her partner, suggests World Health Organization.

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